A pair of comedy parents, Robert and Michelle Smigel, had a beautiful boy, Daniel, who was diagnosed with autism. They struggled to help their son in whatever way that they could. It was tough, but they were fortunate to have the resources and wherewithal. But what about all the other families who don’t have the resources that they did? How would those families get help?
That’s when Robert and Michelle turned to their comedy family, who couldn’t wait to sign on. Jon Stewart volunteered to host and produce the first event. Seven specials later, Robert, Michelle, and Jon are still at it – gathering a constellation of comedy stars that have lit up the benefit and brightened the lives of so many families living with autism. Thank you for joining our wonderful family!